Ryan must follow President Obama, who is flush after a clutch of eleventh-hour successes in Congress.
All this has created an outpouring of national sentiment and a predictable flurry of eleventh-hour government initiatives.
As the Senate vote on health care looms, some liberals are frantically mounting an eleventh-hour effort to kill the bill.
And because the debt ceiling deal was an eleventh-hour negotiation, the IRS couldn't process tax returns as fast.
Do these eleventh-hour claims have an impact on the outcome?
But only by the skin of your teeth—an eleventh-hour arrival.
There was an eleventh-hour flicker of mutiny, promptly extinguished.
Such was the end of the bank-clerk and his eleventh-hour glories and love adventures.
And so she could not grasp the reason for that eleventh-hour summons.
"No one would go to a dinner on such a night as this," rasped Mr. Van Pycke, who knew all of the eleventh-hour habits of society.
The last minute: “The water bombers arrived at the eleventh hour — just in time to prevent the forest fire from engulfing the town.”